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Lot 598
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France, Spectacular Mint and Used Collection, 1849-1940. Specialized collection of thousands of stamps in two Ka-Be albums; virtually complete for the period, the 19th century being highly specialized with shades, multiples and cancels plus several nice covers, this section includes a tête-bêche pair of the 20c perforated Napoleon III (repaired), 12 copies of the 5fr Laureate and five of the 1fr Ceres, a mint strip of 3 of the "Sage" 50c type I (one stamp NH) and a 2fr single franking on a cover to London; the 20th century is nearly complete mint plus duplication for shades, varieties and cancels, highlights here include (mint unless noted) two 1925 philatelic Exhibition sheets, each with slight faults, a 1927 Strasbourg Exhibition sheet, Semi-Postals complete for the period and Airmails missing only the 10fr and 1.50fr Ile de France; plus there is a 1.50fr "EIPA.30" perfin, a black large die proof of the 1936 10fr South Atlantic Flight and mint duplicates of C14 (plus one used) and C15; in addition much of the material from 1929 onward is never hinged including #246, 253, 254A (254 is LH), 296-297, 300a, B20-23, B31-41, C3 with broken wing support variety, and one of the C14 (!); as for condition, the 19th century is quite mixed, with most of the high catalog material have flaws, but there is still plenty of F-VF there and just about all the 20th century is clean and F-VF. A truly remarkable lot with an enormous catalog value.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
Realized $17,400.
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Lot 599
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France, Valuable Mint Imperforate Collection, 1939-94. About 1200 stamps (pairs and blocks counted as one for this) neatly arranged in two stockbooks, mostly in complete sets and includes many in the €200-€300 catalog value per set, high degree of completion, what struck us as unusual was the fact that most of the singles or sets not only have sheets margins but also are with large margins and extremely fine, what we examined was never hinged, but we would be safe to say some are ligthtly hinged, just to play it safe. includes regular issues, commemoratives, semi postals, airmails, postage dues, officials, a truly incredible collection that would be difficult to duplicate, one of, if not to the finest imperforate collections we have had the pleasure to bring to market, viewing will only further convince you that this is an incredible collection and can be added upon or easily broken down for the trader, o.g., mostly never hinged, Very Fine or better.
Dallay €67,000+ ($78,060).
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $12,000.
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Lot 600
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France, Largely Parallel Collection, 1924-91. A fantastic selection housed 6 Biella albums; we count among the many highlights (n.h., unless noted) #129 mint, 131 (10F Merson, used), 132 (20F Merson), 163 (Phéna), 163a (Minéraline), 226b (n.h. and used), 241 (mint, stamps from souvenir sheet), 246 (small brown spot reverse, signed, plus signed used), 253 mint, 254 mint, 254A, 300a mint, 329a-d (stamp from Pexip sheetlet, plus on cover), B20-23 (mint and used), B27 mint and used, B28-30 mint and used, B31 mint, B32 mint, B32var (in pair with B32), B33, B31-33 used, B34 n.h. and used, B38 mint and used, B39-41 n.h. and used, B43 mint and used, B66-67 mint and used, B157a mint and used, B249-254 used, B258-263 used, B267-272 used, B276-281 used, B285-290 used, C1-2 mint, C6b ("ELPA30" perfin) used, C8-13 used, C13, C14 n.h. (!) and used, C15 mint and used, C17 mint and used, C23-26, C27, etc.; also nice covers (many only the front) and postal stationery (e.g., Saint Nazaire on cover, "Besetztes gebied Nordfrankreich" on 2 covers, etc.), a quality collection that demands to be viewed.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $5,400.
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Lot 601

France, Postal History Delight, 19th & 20th Century. Nice holding of many hundreds, includes all time frames, classic which is a bit weak but represented, we noted better airmail usages, #C2, C6b (EIPA), C17, etc., a philatelic cover with #B10 (cats $1,550 as used stamp), over 15 sets of the B66-67 Louvre museum cards both unused and used, various maximum card FDCs, censored, some German occupations, POW, etc. a worthwhile holding that includes items well worth three figures, which alone would exceed the estimate of the entire lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $4,800.
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Lot 602
France, Massive Literary & Theatrical Autograph Collection. Over 2500 autographed documents & letters signed by 19th & 20th century luminaries, many signatures in alphabetical order, with some of the signatures in modest duplication, includes letters, mourning letters, illustrated hotel letters, military,enormous retail & resale values, careful inspection will yield huge results, the perfect lot for the Francophile.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 603
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France, Intact Highly Complete Booklet Collection, 1903-2000. An extraordinary collection of over 70 booklets, includes 146a with both colors and finishes with B648a, some better includes #172a, B274a complete, B282a, B291a, B301a, a lot with huge potential, it's tough to find this many complete booklets in one collection, light duplication, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 604

France, Fresh Collection, 1924-84. N.h. throughout, mounted in a Schaubek hingeless album; nearly complete--missing just the highest-flying of the high-value Airmails and an occasional stamp; pristine regular issues, Semi-Postals, Airs, Europas, UNESCO and Council of Europe, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, quel magnifique--viewing strongly urged.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $780.
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Lot 605
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France, Mint & Used Collection, 1849-1976. Mint includes 32, 51, 52, 156-184, 198-201, 227-240, 256-257, 264-283, 329, B1-B2, B28-B30, B49-B53, B86-B89A, B249-B254, C22, C27, C29-C32, also postage dues, Military, and Occupation, a beautiful collection that would be perfect as a foundation for a more comprehensive collection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $780.
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Lot 606

France, Oh-La-La Collection, 1966-95. Just about complete in mounts on Scott specialty pages (which run, empty, to 2004); exceptionally clean and attractive, o.g., never hinged, ideal for the collector: 30 years of France in one fell swoop.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 607
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France, Very Fresh Collection, 1853-1976. Over 1400 different on Scott Specialty pages in nice two-post green binder; a few early used, but strength is in 1937-76, in which all stamps are n.h. in black Showguard-style mounts; a number of complete high catalogue value sets, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500 Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 608
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France, Collection of Used Advertising Labels. Five Scott quadrilled pages of used advertising etiquettes from 1920s and '30s French booklets; labels plus 146, 167, 168, 174, 178, 245, 260, 267, 271 and 276; most singles, but a several top-bottom pairs included; noted a couple Algerian issues as well; a fun lot--find out what the French were up to (or being told to buy) in the inter-war period.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $120.
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Lot 609

France & Colonies, Mint Stock, 1920-2000. Housed in eight stock books in a box, with France C22, French Andorra B1, French Polynesia 182-190, 206, 336a (3), 590 (5), C37, C38, C57-C61 (2), O1-O15, French Southern & Antarctic Territory 21, 33, 37-44, 45 (4), 58-63, 66 (7), C6, C7, C17, C26-C27 (5), Monaco 511-520 (2), 1242-1245, and much more, plenty of sale able material, a lovely diverse group with some interesting items present, what was checked was o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 610
 
France & Colonies, Exciting Group of Covers, 1920-40. 22 in all with various frankings; retail up to $75 each.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $204.
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Lot 611
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French Colonies & Offices Abroad, Mint & Used Collection, 1860-2000. Presented in six albums, better mint includes Afars & Issas 310-314, C56, Alaouites, Alexandretta J1-J6, Algeria, Anjouan, Benin, Cameroun, Chad, Comoro Islands, Dahomey, French Offices in China, French Congo, French Equatorial Africa, French Guiana, French India 25-49, French Morocco C1-C11, French Polynesia 196-197, 223-226, C21, C24-C27, C33, FSAT C1, C25a, French Sudan, French West Africa, Gabon, Guadeloupe, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Martinique, New Caledonia, Saint Pierre & Miquelon C15-C17, C20, Senegal, Somali Coast, Togo, Tunisia, Wallis & Fortuna Islands C16, with hundreds of mint complete sets, be sure and inspect closely, with a high overall catalog value, the potentials abound, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $6,300.
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Lot 612
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French Colonies, Valuable 19th & 20th Century with Newer Issues Included. Sorted by country and filling a carton or so, includes: Afars & Issas; Andorra; French Morocco; Madagascar; Somali Coast; Togo; Gabon; French Offices; New Caledonia; French Soutern Antarctic Territory; Wallis and Futuna and many other colonies which are well represented and contain many mint complete sets and useful for re-sale inventory or to fill in those many album blanks, in either case this one is a winner! Have a peek, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $8,400.
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Lot 613
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French Colonies, Mint Collection, 1968-2010. Many hundreds of stamps and souvenir sheets, with French Southern & Antarctic Territory Scott #232a, 290, 291, C16a, C40a, C45a; Chad, Dahomey; Gabon 633a, C126; Mauritania, Martinique, Monaco, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Wallis & Futuna, Fine to Very Fine, many items in the $10-$25 range, please peruse.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $960.
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Lot 614
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French Colonies, Select Offices & Colonies Collection. A highly useful, clean and valuable group of various collections presented on album pages, with the vast percentage of coverage and value in issues from the Classics to the 1930s; we note nice offerings from Mayotte, lovely New Caledonia, outstanding Martinique (including a rare pair of Scott #110a), nice Obock, lovely Offices (including Port Said, Yunnan, Zanzibar, etc.); bulk fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, excellent lot of popular material; examine, many lovely and difficult stamps included.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,040.
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Lot 615

French Colonies: French Polynesia, Mint Collection, 1946-99. Mounted in two Lindner hingeless albums, with 80-116, 160-178, 199-202, 233-240, 270-271, 505-506, C24-C27, C37, C47a, C50, C54, C63-C67, C77a, C88, C89-C93, C100-C104, C107-C111, C112-C114, generally complete there after to 1999, a gorgeous collection of this ever popular area, viewing is a pleasure, what was inspected was o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $720.
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Lot 616

French Colonies: French Southern & Antarctic Territories, Mint Collection, 1948-98. Presented in a Lindner hingeless album, includes but not limited to 1, 2-7, 16-18, 25-28, 30, 31, 32, 46-51, C1-C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C14, C18, C19-C23, C26-C27, and then appears complete to 1998, a magnificent collection of this always in demand area, review is in order, when we examined them they were o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 617

French Colonies: Indochina, Crash Cover Collection, 1940-65. 35 crash covers from Indonesia, with two typewritten pages describing the covers, with covers such as C9 & #160 on cover to Paris France, 1940 cover with C14, 158 (2) and 168 on cover to Switzerland, 1939 201, 202 & 195 on cover to Batavia, huge potential, examination urged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 618

French Colonies: Madagascar, Splendid Pair of Mostly Mint Collections. A lovely, clean and noteworthy couple; the first is an exceptionally valuable collection on Scott Specialty pages, beginning with scarce Classic-issue surcharges and overprint types and continuing strong to 1957, including better early commemorative sets, "France Libre" overprints, surcharges, Postage Dues, proofs, etc.; the second is all mint and housed in a lovely MOC French album, very well filled, with coverage to 1962; collectively these form an excellent, well rounded collection, Fine to Very Fine or better, a careful inspection invited.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 619
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French Colonies: New Caledonia, Bright and Fresh Collection, 1960-89. On stockpages in binder, including duplicates and imperfs; highlights include mint #311-17, 317a (2), 342 (imperf), 343 (imperf), C33, and n.h. #324-327, 328, 337 (2), 341, 348-351 (2), 351a, 361-366, C38 (2), C40, C51-53, C55, C56, C58-60, C63, C65, C68, C70-71, C84, along with some color proofs, a nice lot with high catalogue value; come view.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 620

French Colonies: Syria, Unusual but Appealing Collection. A lovely mint collection to the 1970s, housed in a pristine pair of Palo hingeless albums; what makes this collection so unusual is that the basic stamps are, for the most part, not included--but there are literally hundreds of varieties, both listed and unlisted, behind the pages where the stamps should be! within these, we find inverted and doubled surcharges galore, many 1940s to early 1950s imperf pairs, unlisted overprints and more, mostly Very Fine, a super lot: examine, definitely not easy to duplicate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 621
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French Colonies: Syria, Mint & Used Collection, 1919-50. Several hundred mint & used stamps in two Lighthouse stockbooks, a few better mint includes 11-19, 21-23, 25-28, 133-136 (3), 166-169 (2), C10 (2), C12, C88a, few if any condition issues, inspection will assure proper evaluation, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $510.
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Lot 622

French Colonies: Tunisia, Postal History Collection, 1894-1950. Approximately 90 covers in an albums, with 1894 cover to Philadelphia with #9 (50) exploded for display, 1921 cover to Rabat with #39 pair & 35, cover with #184 & 97A to New York, a treasure trove of this popular country, inspection please, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $540.
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